Reasons For the Annexation of Texas Essay

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Reasons For the Annexation of Texas The Annexation of Texas was one of the most debatable events in American history. The question at hand would deeply impact the United States for generations to come. There was on one side a long list of reasons for why to not allow annexation, but there was the same kind of list on the other side for reasons to push forward for annexation. Some of these reasons of both sides were slaves, war, manifest destiny, politics , and constitutional rights. Also the way Texas began in a way said that they should be apart of the United States In the end there were more important reasons for annex Texas into the union, than to leave Texas the was she was. From the early days of pioneers and settlers,…show more content…
It was said that six hundred thousand signatures were presented against annexation in a single session. One of the major voices against annexations was ex-president, John Quincy Adams. He was at that time a member of the House of Representatives. Near the close of the session for that year, Adams made a three weeks’ address in opposition to annexation. He is quoted in his diary for saying “The annexation of Texas to the Union is the First maritime, colonizing, slave-tainted monarchy, and of extinguishment of freedom”(Wharton). For fear of the northerns’’ and abolitionists, neither Jackson or Van Buren dared to push hard for annexation. Though the reasons for ending slavery were not their prime concern. If Texas was admitted into the union the new slave state would wreck the hard won balance of slave and free states in the Senate. Thus giving the south an advantage over the north. The abolitionists believed that this would eventually lead to the south pushing for laws inferior of their ways of life, being new slave laws, and disunion in the country.(Haley) Once Texas is annexed its territory could become as many as 11 new slave states with 22 new pro-slavery senators. This would be a political nightmare for the north’s anti-slavery politations. Though they could not fully see the end result at that time, the annexation of Texas was another stronger push of the ball of dis-unification.
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